With Valentine's Day coming in a couple of weeks I thought it would be fun to share a heart frame decor project. This project looks great, uses up your paper scraps, and requires minimal supplies.
I started by creating a frame base from a couple of thin 12x12 chipboard sheets I saved from some old patterned paper packs. I used a heart template I cut from scrap paper to trace and cut out a solid heart shape for the back of the frame, and a heart frame shape for the front. Then l traced and cut out the same shapes on plain cardstock to cover the chipboard sheets. I covered the front and back of the solid heart shape, and just the front of the heart frame shape (since the back side of it will be facing the front of the solid heart shape).
I adhered the heart frame shape on top of the solid heart shape using foam squares, leaving the top of the frame pieces detached so I can slide 6x4 photos in and out and switch them as desired. Then I hot glued a small loop of ribbon to the back for hanging.
Next, I cut several small blocks of patterned paper from my Crazy For You paper scraps and from the 6x6 Crazy For You paper pad. My paper blocks varied in size from 2-4 inches wide, and 2-3 inches long. I rolled them up (some tightly and some loosely) and hot glued them. Then I hot glued them to the heart frame starting with the longer paper rolls, and then filling in the gaps with the smaller ones. I finished off my project with some metal flower accents and a chipboard tag.
Designer tip: to make sure I left enough space in the center for my photo I slid a 6x4 inch piece of scrap paper inside to use as a guide while gluing on the paper rolls.
This project would be great for any holiday or occasion. You could use your favorite seasonal patterned papers, and make a frame of any shape or size.